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Poster: Meatpies Date: Nov 7, 2010 3:39pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: How is everyone?

Sorry I haven't been on lately. I suffered from "No Internet Syndrome" for a while. That's what happens when half of the household is unemployed. Eh, it's getting better. I cut about $50 off our monthly cable/internet bill by getting rid of channels we don't watch. I'm also working on burning tons of DVDs, so I don't have to buy another external hard drive. I actually completely filled up my 1 tb hard drive. So, my daughter bought me a big spindle of blank DVDs and will get more when I run out of these.

So, please... how is everyone doing? Matt? Cosmico? I missed you all!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Nov 7, 2010 8:39pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

Funny thing is that things have been working out pretty much the same for me as they have for you. I've cut my cable down to bare bones myself, but when you have the Archive, who needs cable? Been burning through the blank dvds myself, have a lot of stuff to clear out of my computer. Still spending a lot of time here in the Archive though.

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Nov 8, 2010 8:56am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

The economy the way it is has caused us to really assess what is important to us, and to weed out all the unnecessary things. I told my husband that I had been preparing for the television apocolypse, and I guess it's here. There's so few shows on TV worth watching, so why pay for it? If it wasn't for needing cable so that we get internet at a reasonable price, I'd dump it altogether.

The good thing about this is that I have started reading for entertainment again. I'm going through Erle Stanley Gardner like crazy. I started one book this morning and I'm already half way through it.

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Poster: quigs Date: Nov 7, 2010 5:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

I'm fine Lynn. I am sorry things aren't going so well for you though. I did an audition for a commercial on Friday for Dostios, part of the competition they have from the Fritos Corporation
where the best commercials are picked for the Superbowl'next year. I shall find out Wednesday if they liked my audition and if they did, I get a small wad of money for my efforts. If the commercia is picked, I get residuals from it.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Nov 8, 2010 9:13am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

I've been a bit depressed (it's getting worse each day).

Lately, I've been watching a lot of "The Twilight Zone" (watched 7 episodes yesterday), reading manga (including a story with the actual "Seto Kaiba"), playing video games (Intellivision, Atari 2600, Wii, Nintendo DSi XL), watching YouTube videos, listening to the great music of 1960s record producer Joe Meek (his musical output is addictive, shame he killed himself and his female landlord in 1967), stuff like that. I hope to get some more episodes of "The Morey Amsterdam Show" to upload.

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Nov 8, 2010 10:25am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

I'm so sorry to hear of your depression, Matt. Depression is an evil thing, I know. When it grabs hold, it holds on for dear life. But, please take some advise from someone who has dealt with depression for 40 years... do not let it win. If it wins, it will never leave. If depression (even clinical depression) wants to hang around you, make it work it's butt off to do so. If it's telling you that you want to do nothing but sleep, DON'T! Get out and get fresh air and be around people. It won't feel good at first, but remember, you ARE stronger than your depression, and it's getting worse because you don't know how to fight this, yet.

It's just a problem, you're a whole, intelligent, viable person with lots to contribute to life. Once you start fighting, it will learn it's place and stay there. Trust me on this, Matt. My depression only rears it's ugly head when I'm weak... which isn't often.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Nov 8, 2010 10:45am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

It does not help I cannot drive, and my parents don't like driving, so I rarely get to leave the house (and when I do, it's usually to go shopping, or taking a walk to pick up things at the post office that I bought on certain popular websites that would get this post deleted if I mentioned them by name.....let's just say one is also a rainforest that will be completely destroyed within a decade or so, and the other was the subject of a Weird Al song).


On a more positive note, they're releasing a DVD soon (or have they already?) of examples of Betty White's early TV work. That should be fun!

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Nov 8, 2010 11:47am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

How about this? Go to my youtube channel, Meatpies62, and watch commercials?

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Poster: The_Monkey_Master Date: Nov 8, 2010 1:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

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"I bought on certain popular websites that would get this post deleted if I mentioned them by name.....let's just say one is also a rainforest that will be completely destroyed within a decade or so"

At lest you still got a scence of humor, that's the best (and maybe the only way) to fight depressen.
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
-Proverbs 17:22 (King James Version)

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Poster: cosmico Date: Nov 9, 2010 4:16am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

Thanks for asking... on overwhelm here with 3 elderly family members in declining health; we lost 2 cars in a row - one to a hit and run and one to storm damage; and my recent diabetes diagnosis came along to top it all off. Just trying to keep it together. Missed your friendly posts.

The diabetes on top of my other health issues seems to explain the constant fatigue, inability to stay awake through a movie, so half-hour TV episodes are about my limit now in front of the tube.

All the best to you and yours. I may watch some of your YouTube tv commercials myself today.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Nov 18, 2010 12:38am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

Hey, cosmico, sorry it took so long for me to respond. As aword of encouragement, diabetes ain't the end of the world, though it might look that way when you first discover you have it. You might be on some pills now and that will help but diet and exercise are important too. Take it from a guy that's had it for 14 years now. You can still enjoy some of the things you love, but only once in a while. I've gotten so used to diet sodas that the regular stuff is unpalateable to me now. There's always diet root beer. Hang in there.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Nov 19, 2010 11:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

Thanks. Yeah, I've recently met a lot of people who have it too and am slowly growing to understand and cope with this latest challenge. Lots of lifestyle changes to be sure. I do have some complications - other health issues that make it a bit tougher than if I had diabetes alone - but I'll survive. Hell, I have a sci-fi b-movie to make! :)

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Nov 9, 2010 7:04am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: How is everyone?

Cosmico, I am so sorry to hear about the diabetes diagnosis, but there is good news... it's quite treatable! YAY!

And sorry about your family members, dear one.

And on top of everything, you lose two cars? DANG!!! Proud of how you keep chuggin' along! *hug*

I'm here if you need an ear! Ask Quigs for my email if you wanna just chat. I'm on Facebook too, he can give you that info as well.